James Lamont Gillespie (February 6, 1888 – March 14, 1975) pen name Haven Gillespie, was an American Tin Pan Alley composer and lyricist. He was the writer of "You Go to My Head", "Honey", "By the Sycamore Tree", "That Lucky Old Sun", "Breezin' Along With The Breeze", "Right or Wrong," "Beautiful Love", "Drifting and Dreaming", and "Louisiana Fairy Tale" (Fats Waller's recording of which was used as the first theme song in the PBS Production of This Old House), each song in collaboration with other people such as Beasley Smith, Ervin R. Schmidt, Richard A. Whiting, Wayne King, and Loyal Curtis. He also wrote the seasonal standard "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town".
Birth and Death Data: Born February 6th, 1888 (Covington), Died March 14th, 1975 (Las Vegas)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1950
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer
Recordings (Results 51-75 of 190 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-023225||10-in.||5/13/1938||It's the little things that count||Bon Bon ; Jan Savitt ; Top Hatters||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-023289||10-in.||5/26/1938||It's the little things that count||Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Ruth Gaylor||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-023489||10-in.||6/10/1938||Dream dust||Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-023760||10-in.||7/1/1938||There's honey on the moon tonight||Fats Waller and his Rhythm||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-026645||10-in.||8/25/1938||You go to my head||Carlotta Dale ; Jan Savitt ; Top Hatters||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-031242||10-in.||1/6/1939||Let's stop the clock||Jeanne D'Arcy ; Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-031882||10-in.||2/2/1939||Let's stop the clock||Stuart Allen ; Richard Himber Rhythmic Pyramids Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-037125||10-in.||5/17/1939||Breezin' along with the breeze||Smoothies||Mixed vocal trio, with jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-051551||10-in.||6/24/1940||You go to my head (Theme song of Mitchell Ayres)||Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music||Jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|Victor||PBS-061752||10-in.||10/24/1941||Santa Claus is comin' to town||Alvino Rey Orchestra ; Four King Sisters||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal quartet||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-067785||10-in.||9/11/1941||Honey||Ruth Gaylor ; Teddy Powell Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-068675||10-in.||12/18/1941||Seeing you again did me no good||Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-068773||10-in.||12/30/1941||Seeing you again did me no good||Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||E0VB-5503||10-in.||8/21/1950||Santa Claus is coming to town||Eddy Arnold||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||lyricist|
|Columbia||78425||10-in.||5/15/1919||I'm getting tired of playing second fiddle||Billy Murray||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Columbia||79697||10-in.||4/1/1921||Some little bird||Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Columbia||80727||10-in.||12/6/1922||I'm just a little blue (For you)||Charles Hart ; Esther Nelson||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||81453||10-in.||1/3/1924||You're in Kentucky sure as you're born||Van and Schenck||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||81948||10-in.||8/21/1924||That's Georgia||Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Columbia||W141655||10-in.||2/10/1926||Blinky Moon Bay||Paul Ash Orchestra ; Milton Watson||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||W142355||10-in.||6/29/1926||Breezin' along with the breeze||Johnny Marvin||Male vocal solo, with ukulele||songwriter|
|Columbia||142366||10-in.||7/6/1926||Breezin' along with the breeze||WMCA Broadcasters||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Columbia||142390||10-in.||7/13/1926||Breezin' along with the breeze||The Harmonizers||Male vocal quartet, with piano||songwriter|
|Columbia||W143521||10-in.||2/24/1927||Down Kentucky way||Wendell W. Hall||Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet||lyricist|
|Columbia||W144751||10-in.||10/12/1927||Right or wrong||Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio||Instrumental trio, with vocal (Hawaiian)||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gillespie, Haven," accessed October 21, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106488.
Gillespie, Haven. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 21, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106488.
"Gillespie, Haven." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 21 October 2021.
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